Rapule Tabane

What happens when the ANC loses its grip?

South Africa looks ill-prepared for a time when the ruling party no longer has credibility as a stabilising force, writes Rapule Tabane.

Cele could delay Madonsela report on Nkandla splurge

Former police commissioner Bheki Cele wants documents and time to respond to allegations that he failed to stop wasteful expenditure at Nkandla.

Agang more than window dressing for DA

Agang's integration strengthens the DA's claim to nonracialism, and that is something that should worry the ANC.

Will KZN leaders call Zuma out?

Rumblings of a rebellion against Jacob Zuma by a KwaZulu-Natal faction - the president's strongest base - have unsettled the ANC.

Mbeki hits right notes in attack on tribalism

Apartheid-era regionalism is a pervasive and damaging mind-set among our current rulers, writes Rapule Tabane.

Waging war on Mandela the saint

For the black youngsters of the 1990s, it was Madiba's role as the head of MK that gave him the respect he needed to bring peaceful reconciliation.

Government no longer has my back, says Madonsela

Thuli Madonsela suspects that the state might not support her, but that won’t deter her team.

Bills, Boers and Nkandla, it’s seriously silly

Between secrecy, controversy and infighting, election season shows no sign of slowing down, writes Rapule Tabane.

Khutsong: Brutality prevails when hope is lost

The police, community and ward forums all failed Khutsong – and then it exploded.

The real test still awaits Ramaphosa

Even if Cyril Ramaphosa emerges unscathed from Marikana he still has to win over Jacob Zuma's supporters in the ANC, writes Rapule Tabane.

Malema gives ANC the jitters

The ruling party seems to be taking Economic Freedom Fighters leader's claims of huge support among the youth seriously.

Zuma may not be schooled, but he’s no fool

The president has mastered the art of quietly surprising those who snipe at his lack of education.

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